April 03, 2016 12:05 PM

On Friday, Nick Carter and wife Lauren Kitt Carter stepped out in Los Angeles for the premiere of the SyFy film Dead 7 — in which they both star and which Nick wrote — just weeks before the couple become first-time parents. And they couldn’t be more thrilled with either family project!

“I’m having a boy and I am 38 weeks now,” Lauren told reporters on the red carpet. “We are happy and excited and just emotional that this movie has come to birth as well.”

The couple say they were thrilled to have worked together. Especially Nick, 33 — who readily admits that his wife is a way better actor than he is.

“She blows me away as an actress, I’m trying to learn from her,” he says. “I enjoy our time together. Acting is not easy. It is very challenging and the one thing about her that I recognized was that she was really good at it.”

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As good as Lauren may be at acting, Nick is sure she will be an even better mom. “I can’t wait,” he says.

“That’s the No. 1 reason why I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life, because I know she is going to be the perfect mother. She is going to be the perfect person to help me, because I don’t know everything, but I know her intelligence, her just heart, her love and her compassion. These are things that my child is going to need.”

Nick says he has made it his utmost priority to be there for his wife during her pregnancy.

“It might be TMI, but he helps me shave my legs,” Lauren says. “It’s not sexy, but how sweet is that? I can’t reach, but he will shave my legs for me.”

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As for their little boy, the Backstreet Boy is planning to sing his son to sleep.

“He’s going to record an album, a private album of all our favorite nursery songs,” Lauren says. “So when he does have to travel and we’re not able to go with him, we can play it.”

That should come in handy, seeing that there is a tour coming up — as well as a possible Las Vegas residency. “We’re doing a nine-show trial run,” Nick says. “If it goes well then probably a tour or residency toward the very end of the year.”

Being on the road doesn’t mean being away from each other, though. Asked if he will use Skype to stay in touch with Lauren, Nick is quick to respond, “No! She’ll be with me. Absolutely.”

— Raha Lewis

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